Appearing in a video published online on Thursday, Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large for the neoconservative National Review Online website, explains that he believes letting 18-year-old Americans vote is a big mistake that should be taken back.
Advocating that conservatives should “literally” beat young people into political submission, Goldberg said that young voters are “so frickin’ stupid about so many things,” which is why, in his view, the system must change.
“It is a simple fact of science that nothing correlates more with ignorance and stupidity more than youth,” Goldberg said. “We’re all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young. And yet there’s this thing in this culture where, ‘Oh, young people are for it so it must be special.’ No, the reason young people are for it because they don’t know better. That’s why we call them young people.”
Goldberg’s advocacy of taking the vote away from a large segment of the population is somewhat ironic. Author of the book “Liberal Fascism,” Goldberg has made a name for himself by drawing parallels between America’s liberals and progressives and Germany’s Nazi Party.
The Nazis, however, relied on denying the right to vote in order to elevate Hitler to the level of dictator, using their brown shirt thugs to block German politicians from entering the Kroll Opera House in Berlin in 1933, after the Reichstag had burned down. Because they succeeded in preventing Nazi opponents from entering the opera house, only National Socialist Party leaders were present to vote on Adolf Hitler’s Enabling Law. They voted in favor, giving him dictatorial powers, and soon the country was totally under Hitler’s authority.
My favorite part is where he advocates literally beating people up to bend to political will.
As I remember, the voting age was lowered to 18 because the country demanded that 18 year olds fight and die for their country. Goldberg was born in 1969, making him too young to be involved in any of that. Perhaps we should only allow those OVER the age of 21 to be in the armed services. Or bring back the Draft! Since he’s only 43, he’s not to old to be drafted.
Also, he should see a doctor pronto (or get a reality show and make gazillions), because his existence directly contradicts “simple facts of science”!! (“It is a simple fact of science that nothing correlates more with ignorance and stupidity more than youth,” Goldberg said. “We’re all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young.”).
That is, of course, unless he was even more stupid when he was younger…but that seems impossible. ~whyinthehell